Quick 3 One-Pot Rice Recipes

Have you got bored of cooking rice in the same old fashioned way? Learn interesting, new one-pot recipes.

Krati Purwar
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Rice is one of the easiest grains to cook. It goes with almost every kind of meal and can be served in a bowl for lunch or dinner. The internet is filled with ample recipes that you can cook at home. However, we have come up with three quick recipes that require only a large pot for cooking. No hassle and no mess!

Vegan Mix-veg One Pot Rice Recipe

Mix veg rice

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  • 3 Tablespoons of Oil
  • 1 Medium Chopped Potato
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic (Chopped)
  • 1 Medium Chopped Onion
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 150 gm Green Beans (Large Cuts)
  • 1 Cup Tomato Puree
  • 1 Medium Chopped Carrot
  • 1 Cup of Basmati Rice
  • 1/2 Cup of Corn Kernels (Optional)
  • 2 Tablespoons of Lime Juice
  • 1 Cup Chopped Capsicum (Yellow, Green, Red)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Coriander Leaves
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin Powder
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1.5 Cups of Water or Vegetable Stock

Method Of Preparation

  • Wash the rice and keep them soaked in water. Keep the bowl aside.
  • To a hot pan, add oil.
  • Add chopped onions and wait for them to caramelise. Keep the pan on high heat throughout.
  • Add garlic, ginger, potatoes and salt to taste. Cook until the potatoes are soft.
  • Add green beans, carrot and capsicum.
  • Once the vegetables have softened and have turned into a slight brown colour.
  • Add fresh tomato puree, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder.
  • Mix everything and cook until the raw flavour of tomato puree is gone.
  • You can turn down the heat if the vegetables start to burn.
  • Add rice, corn kernels, salt to taste and water or vegetable stock.
  • Give everything a stir and let the rice cook at low heat.
  • Allow the rice to cook and add chopped coriander leaves and lemon juice.
  • Turn down the heat and mix everything gently.
  • Serve hot.

Mediterranean Rice One Pot Recipe With Lentils

mediterranean rice

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  • 1 Cup Basmati Rice (Washed and Soaked For Half Hour)
  • 2 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin Powder
  • 1 Cup Overnight Soaked Brown Lentils
  • 1 Tablespoon Chopped Garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon Coriander Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Chopped Ginger
  • 2 Medium Chopped Onions
  • 2 Medium Finely Chopped Tomatoes/ 1 Cup Puree
  • Salt to Taste
  • 2 Cups of Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1.2 Cup Chopped Coriander Leaves
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 2 Chopped Green Chillies (Optional)

Method Of Preparation

  • To a pan on high heat, add oil.
  • Once the oil is hot, add chopped onions and salt to taste.
  • Once the onions have caramelised, bring down the heat to medium.
  • Add chopped garlic and ginger. Mix everything well.
  • Add finely chopped tomatoes or puree.
  • Add coriander powder, cumin powder and red chilli powder.
  • Mix everything and cook until the oil separates. Add a dash of water to prevent the spices from burning.
  • Add lentils, rice, water and to the pot.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Let everything cook on low heat for about 20 minutes or half an hour.
  • Occasionally stir in the middle.
  • Once everything is ready, turn down the heat.
  • Add chopped coriander leaves, black pepper and lemon juice.
  • Gentle stir everything and serve the dish hot after 5 minutes.

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Turmeric Garlic Rice One Pot Recipe

turmeric rice

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  • 1 Medium Chopped Onion
  • 5 Cloves of Garlic (Chopped)
  • 1 inch Chopped Ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1.5 Cups of Washed and Soaked Basmati Rice
  • 1 Cup Capsicum (Red, Yellow and Green)
  • 3 Tablespoon Olive or Avocado Oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 Cup of Finely Chopped Broccoli
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Green Beans
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1/2 Cup Corn Kernels (Optional)
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Coriander Leaves

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Method Of Preparation

  • To a pan on high heat, add oil.
  • Add onion, garlic and ginger.
  • Cook until the onions caramelise and garlic turns brown.
  • Add red chilli powder or chilli or chilli flakes.
  • Add broccoli, capsicum and green beans. Turn down the heat to a medium flame.
  • Add salt to taste and turmeric powder. Let everything cook.
  • Once the vegetables are done, add water, corn kernels and rice.
  • Let everything cook on low heat.
  • Once the rice and vegetables are cooked. Turn down the heat.
  • Add chopped coriander leaves and finely chopped ginger for garnishing.
  • Serve everything hot.

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